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Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
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Douglas R. Hofstadter
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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia Series #6)

The Silver Chair - C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes I can't tell if these books are growing on me as I progress through the series or if they're actually getting better. In any case, I enjoyed The Silver Chair quite a bit. It basically follows the formula of the other Narnia books--a few kids and their adult/animal/mystical creature companions go on an adventure in Narnia with occasional help from Aslan. Yet despite the somewhat predictable nature, there is enough new and magical to keep you guessing and to keep the story fun.